Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dire Avengers

Things are moving right along, I was able to finish the Blood Red primer, Blood Red/Water coat, and black detailing of the middle Dire Avengers. I started on the heads and arms but I could not help start a Dark Reaper just to break the monotony. I was hoping to have the heads on at least for today's game but oh well.


  1. That is a nice flat red coating on those guys. I too am an Altansar fan. I like the color scheme you have going here!

  2. I've never actually seen anyone paint on the sprue before. How's that working for you?

  3. I second oni's question, I've seen it done before but it doesn't make sense to me.

  4. I want to thank you for your comments,

    Painting on the sprue is a more efficient way to paint plastic models than assembling and painting if everything is just right. Assembling your completed unit and then painting one by one is certainly easy; darting the brush between arms, guns, heads, etc makes perfect sense but it is simply much quicker to paint without all the obstacles. Painting on the sprue has the same relevancy as long as you remove most of the excess plastic and have sufficient room to move the brush. The goal is the provide a streamlined process and easy maneuverability so I can sit up straight, hold a lot of surface area with one hand, and paint everything quickly and neatly with the least amount of wasted repetitions, hand movements, touch ups, etc. The struggle is removing the excess plastic so the pieces you have left to cut will be glued and not require further painting. The heads here are perfect as an example.